The Enhance Social Enterprise programme is supporting the growth of the social enterprise sector across the Heart of the South West LEP area covering Plymouth, Torbay, Devon and Somerset. Through this programme existing social enterprises, community sector groups that want to transition into trading, budding social entrepreneurs in need of help to develop their ideas to start trading and existing social enterprises looking to grow can receive a minimum of 12 hours of FREE tailored business support from a range of partners. In addition, for those seeking alternative finance, unsecured business loans are available from the Devon Social Investment Fund: Click here
Richard Taylor, Social Investment Fund Manager at Devon Community Foundation explains more: http://devoncf.com/news/lates
A case study can be viewed here: http://devoncf.com/news/
The Heart of the South West Enhance Social Enterprise Programme is receiving funding from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.